Jim Carroll

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The acts keep rolling in

If Irish music fans think live venues are busy at the moment, there’s little sign of a let-up for early 2008. In fact, a host of acts are already confirmed for the first three months of next year, including visits …

Fri, Nov 16, 2007, 02:17

   

If Irish music fans think live venues are busy at the moment, there’s little sign of a let-up for early 2008.

In fact, a host of acts are already confirmed for the first three months of next year, including visits from Band of Horses, Steve Earle, Editors, Eels, Pharoah Sanders and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as tours endorsed by music magazines NME and Kerrang.

However, there’s no indication yet that any of the Big Three promoters intend to repeat their shows in tents in Dublin 8. Despite some successful outings from Arcade Fire, Bloc Party and Buena Vista Social Club, some promoters are nursing heavy losses due to their move to temporary accomodations because of renovation at the Point Depot.

December sees the Live at the Marquee season in the Phoenix Park with Kanye West, Duran Duran, Justice (supported by the excellent Teenagers), MIA and Cascada.

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